[A England] King’s Road

First post in March – the second week of which is about to start. I’ve been short of time, i. e. there were so many things to arrange for and organise. This weekend was filled with further training. I’ve piled up more overtime but am happy to take a day off now and then, for compensation.

As for King’s Road, to start with, I am always stunned by how A England manages to release such beautiful holos! This one has a grey and slightly beige base, and the holographic effect is amazing.

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King’s Road builds up quickly, and shown below is two coats (where one would have been enough).

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Close-up photo.

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[A England] If the Ravens Leave the Tower

Realising that I haven’t added new colours to my A England stash for quite some time, I placed a small order and picked some varnishes of recent collections. So today I’m presenting If the Ravens Leave the Tower, which is a blue-ish petrol with a scattered holographic finish.

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Happy to have new A England polishes again! Shown below is two coats.

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I couldn’t decide which photos to pick, so here is a picture overload. These were taken with artificial lighting.

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Hamburg was hit by heavy storms today – trains (and flights) were cancelled, and some underground and bus timetables are disrupted too. It has been raining all day. I’m glad that we went to Nienburg last weekend but hope that the graves will be fine (I might ask my friend or neighbours over there to check, once the weather clears up again). As for tomorrow, I expect the metro to be crowded … hope I’ll make it to my workplace safely and on time. It’s a wonderful job by the way, with great colleagues.

Sparks Divine (old batch) again

Hello again and Happy New Year! I am so glad that 2018 is finally gone and am eager to see what 2019 will bring.

I don’t have new photos to show because I have not yet tried any new varnishes, but I found an old draft of Sparks Divine in my stash (link to original post). This is the old version of this colour (I don’t own the new release), with only little bits of glitter showing after application, with probably two coats shown below.

Close-up photo.

Today, and before 1pm, I went shopping, swimming and see the undertaker; in the afternoon, I was at the graveyard. It’s been a bit windy, but overall a lovely day with a clear blue sky.


The town is Nienburg at river Weser (Lower Saxony, Germany),with a population of about 33,000. It’s cute with a beautiful medieval city centre. The photo shows a hotel next to the theatre (announced on the flags), which is also close by the swimming bath.

Dancing with Nureyev

Another set of photos which I took during the summer, in August, when I spent a couple of weeks at my mother’s. Hence you’ll notice the small hothouse in the background, as well as the garden in full bloom.

I’ve shown Dancing with Nureyev before, and it is still one of my favourite holos and A England colours. Two coats applied.

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Bridal Veil

Bridal Veil (shown before) was my pick for Fantasy Filmfest closing night. I thought this charcoal shade with holographic glitter particles would be perfect for the last day filled with great films.


Two coats applied. Unfortunately no direct sunlight but cloudy sky, so you don’t notice the shimmer.


Artificial light with brings out the sparkle.






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